Play Quartets at Turffontein holiday meeting
This is the ideal card to play Quartets. With Monday being a public holiday racing will be at Turffontein on the Standside track. The fields look wide open and if one catches just one Quartet on this card, you are likely to go home with a very good profit.
Quartets are a great way to make money but the key to this bet is not to get greedy. They often pay as well as a big Jackpot or a Pick 6, so collecting a percentage is always worthwhile.
The route advised is to find one or two floating bankers and to take the field with them. That way, should your floating bankers arrive, you will collect. Preferably, in order to keep the percentage up, one should float two horses with the field.
Of course, finding the right races with the correct floating bankers is key. The suggestion is to put on your BiPot, Place Accumulator and Pick 6 and start the Quartet in Race 4. Christopher Robin ran a close-up fourth in the last race at the Vaal on Thursday. He found plenty betting support and is obviously in good form following his 6.25-length Maiden
Plate win over Marmara Sea.
He runs in a MR 72 Handicap over 1400m and Craig Zackey will have the advantage of jumping from barrier No 1.
Spanish Boy won on debut but then followed up with a very disappointing eighth out eight runners in a Graduation Plate over 1450m, won by Ikigai. He was found to be blowing and pulled up fatigued so one should clearly ignore that run. Gavin Lerena is aboard the Geoff Woodrufftrained runner and they are well enough drawn at No 7.
Spanish Boy is quoted at 4-1 and Christopher Robin at 6-1 and they look decent floating bankers.
Race 9 is a very tricky FM 92 Handicap over 1160m where El’ Zara is favourite at 4-1 with Soul Of Wit the biggest outsider at 201. Any filly or mare could pop up in this race and it is sure to produce a great Quartet payout, no matter what comes.
While El’ Zara is the one suggested runner for the Quartet, the other floating banker is snuggly priced at 16-1 – and that is Royal Lily. This three-year-old filly is trained by Dorrie Sham and looks to have some ability.
Her third start was in the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship at Scottsville in which she finished fifth, jut 2.75 lengths behind Miss Florida. In her next start she ran just a neck behind Victoria Paige over 1400m at Turffontein and then finished 4.65 lengths off Cockney Pride in the Grade 2 Golden Slipper at Greyville.
She has had two runs as a three-year-old – neither aweinspiring – but she should come on from those efforts and looks an excellent each-way prospect in this line-up. Chase Maujean rides.
Remember to take the field with your floating bankers because the one that you leave out at a big price, is the one who will make it pay.